5/20/2013

DeNami Button Boutique ~ You're Special!

Hello! I have another addition of my DeNami Design Button Boutique to share with you today. June will be here before you know it bringing Father's Day along with it. Now normally your first thought for a masculine project wouldn't include a selection of pretty little buttons. But I think the use of buttons paired with some masculine DeNami stamps worked out pretty well.


I've taken these splendid DeNami products and turned them into this sweet little project.


Isn't this fun! The men in my family love to fish. So the fishing chickie was a good jumping off point. Grant it they don't fish from a sail boat, but I thought it would be cuter than a fishing boat!
 
I folded my boat from a pattern found on line then added the teeny swiss dot stamp and blue stripes Washi tape to decorate it. I created my own pattern for the sail. It was cut out, inked on the edges, adorned with buttons (front & back) for the mast and stamped with a sentiment. My anchor was stamped, punched then added with foam tape to the boat. And finally two fishing chickies were added.

To transform this idea into a card I simply made a flat boat! 


I kept everything the same here in my design. To give the boat a more finished appearance, all of the edges were scored and turned under. I even gave the sails some dimension by carefully pulling the paper between my fingers to give it the curve.


I think these turned out to be super Father's Day projects even with those pretty little buttons!


*Can you believe I have 400 posts!!  To celebrate, I'm giving away a set of the Thoughtful Greetings stamps! One lucky winner will be chosen at random from my comments on Monday May 27th! *

Thanks for stopping into my Button Boutique today! ~Lisa

31 comments:

Marie said...

Super spectacular, Lisa. What a creative mind you have! Love the sail boat idea with the cute whimsical chicks. You rock!

Sue D said...

These are adorable--love the use of buttons and washi tape and the cute chickies.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Denise Bryant said...

Darling card! Love your folded boat! I may try that for an ATC swap I have coming up, if I can make it small enough! Love your button embellishments!

Amy McCue said...

How clever are those boats!!! I would love a chance to win that set.

Paulina said...

I still cannot get over how adorable this is, Lisa. You do wonders with buttons and I'm so happy you're doing this feature.

Woot woot on 400 posts! Here's to another 400+. :)

Tracey McNeely said...

This is totally darling Lisa, how did you think of this. Someone needs a grandchild I think. LOL!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, my gracious! These are beyond precious! You sure know how to work a button!

Laura Strack said...

Thank you for the sweet giveaway. I am fairly new to card making so I would love to add these cute stamps to my small collection.

Linda said...

These are so adorable! And the buttons just make it precious! I never remember to try and use them, so I must get some of mine out! Wonderful ideas and congrats on your very successful blog!

Aunt Dee said...

Fabulous card idea for any male I know. Especially those into boats. Great job and so cute. Love your instructions.

Cynthia Rose said...

I cannot believe how cute this is. Perfect for my Dad.

Carla said...

How cute is this! Love
the fun boat shape and
it works great on the
card also.
Carla from Utah

Jen said...

Wow, that card is AMAZING!! Absolutely perfect for the fishermen in our lives.

Lisa Petrella said...

Lisa, you are AMAZING!!! These projects are overflowing with CUTENESS!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE them!!!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! I think I'll JUMP for JOY when I make it to 400 posts!! CONGRATS on the record here's to 800 right!! =) LOVE the CUTE idea what a FUN Birthday Table center piece and invites these would make for my new little guy on his 1st Birthday!! LOVE!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Holly Hughes said...

Congratulations on your 400 posts! With cute projects like this boat, I can definitely see why you have so many, and will continue to have so many! Thanks for sharing this with us!

Marybeth said...

Congrats on 400 post!
Oh my gosh this is so adorable Lisa! How did you come up with this sweet project! Love the buttons on the beautiful sail, and the two fishing chicks just too cute Lisa!

Barb Murphy said...

When you make things like this little sailboat, I just shake my head and wonder why I can't make things like it! I love it...fabulous colors and the buttons just make me happy :)

Greta said...

You have really done it this time, Lisa--I'm speechless! This deserves an Oscar--or whatever our equivalent is!

Emily Keaton said...

CONGRATULATIONS on 400 posts, Lisa!! Your sailboats are absolutely adorable. I LOVE those pretty colors, and the button-studded mast couldn't be sweeter. You always come up with the best ways to use buttons!

~Tammy~ said...

I am so darn giddy over this! You continue to make my jaw drop! Wow girl this is just amazing!

Brenda said...

Super cute work of art Lisa!

gwhee60277 said...

love this card...who says you can't fish from a sail boat!

Annette Holleger said...

very clever use of these wonderful buttons. I love the fishing guy.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! I just love this little sailboat! I love love love the buttons with the washi tape.... and there's a matching card!!! FAB x100000000!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Darling project Lisa! Great use of those beautiful buttons!

Geri said...

Oh, my goodness...how in the world did I miss this wonderful creation?!? Absolutely adorable and so very creative!!! You've outdone yourself, little missy!!!

Christy said...

super awesome idea, love this boat- most creative idea I've seen in a looooong time :)

Sue Lelli said...

No WAY! This is just the CUTEST boat I have ever seen! LOVE the buttons and the sail and the chickies with the fishing gear peeking over the side! AMAZING creation, Lisa!

starqueen said...

Hi Lisa,
Wow! I have quite a collection od DeNami buttons and you're super cute sailboat is such a great way to use them. Thanks for sharing!

laughadaisy said...

Well, I guess I'm too late for the giveaway! But your projects are awesome. ;-) You are so, so creative. Brilliant!